by Warren Adie-Riley
I found 49 cases of election fraud, corruption, dirty tricks, coercion and deliberate voter misdirection created by the Republican Party over the past 3 Presidential and numerous State Elections in the United States. I found this number of instances to be abhorring. This is not to say the Democrats are in any way, shape or form pure and devoid of similar misdeeds but in this journalist’s research, the ratio was 10/1 in favor of the Republican Party. This is not the way a Democratic society should elect a governing body holding true to the voter and respecting the will of the people. The following examples were a deliberate attempt to defraud the public of their legal rights, infringing on the public’s freedom to vote and willfully did so by creating an aura of contempt and utter dishonesty. Further, I noted (as you will read) most of the subterfuge and deliberate malfeasance was created by the multi-millionaires their multi-national corporations and implemented by their minions; the politicians for which the American public would be voting for. Here are but a few instances of what I found very interesting. It’s shameful to say the least.
1) Scott Gessler is a businessman, Republican Party activist and is the Secretary of State of Colorado. In 2011, Gessler filed a controversial order requiring Pueblo and Denver counties not to mail ballots to those who did not vote in 2010, including soldiers serving overseas. Pueblo and Denver are heavily Democratic counties, causing some to accuse Gessler of making the order for political reasons.
2) Ted Stevens was a Republican Senator from the state of Alaska: In 2008, Stevens was embroiled in a federal corruption trial as he ran for re-election to the Senate. He was found guilty, and eight days later was narrowly defeated at the polls. He had been charged in 2008 with seven counts of lying on a Senate disclosure form to conceal $250,000 in gifts — primarily the improvements to his Alaska home — from an Alaska oil executive and other friends.
3) In a recall elections for the Wisconsin State Senate in 2011, ‘Americans for Prosperity’ (a conservative organization that was supporting Republican candidates and created by the Koch Brothers) sent many Democratic voters a mailing that gave an incorrect deadline for absentee ballots. Voters who relied on the deadline in the mailing would have sent in their ballots too late for them to be counted. The organization said that the mistake was a typographical error. (Yeah, right.)
4) In the 2002 New Hampshire Senate election phone jamming scandal, Republican officials attempted to reduce the number of Democratic voters by paying professional telemarketers in Idaho to make repeated hang-up calls to the telephone numbers used by the Democratic Party’s ride-to-the-polls phone lines on election day.
5) Other allegations surfaced in several states that the group called ‘Voters Outreach of America’ had collected and submitted Republican voter registration forms while inappropriately discarding voter registration forms where the new voter had chosen to register with the Democratic Party. Such people would believe they had registered to vote, and would only discover on election day that they were not registered and could not cast a ballot.
6) Prior to the 2008 United States Presidential Election, on September 16, 2008, Obama’s legal counsel announced that they would be seeking an injunction to stop an alleged caging scheme in Michigan wherein the state Republican party would use home foreclosure lists to challenge voters still using their foreclosed home as a primary address at the polls.
7) In October of 2008 the Green Bay Press Gazette reported that the Republican Party attempted to have all 60,000 voters in the heavily Democratic city of Milwaukee who had registered since 1/1/2006 deleted from the voter rolls.
8) In the 2000 Presidential Election, owner of DBT Online, ChoicePoint, was accused of cooperating with Florida Republican Govenor Jed Bush, Republican Secretary of State of Florida Katherine Harris and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, in voter fraud conspiracy involving the central voter file. It was also accused of having a bias in favor of the Republican Party for knowingly using inaccurate data, and for racial discrimination.
The allegations charge that 57,700 people (15% of the list), primarily Democrats of African-American and Hispanic descent, were incorrectly listed as felons and thus barred from voting.
Additional notes worth mentioning here.
Democratic voters receiving calls incorrectly informing them voting will lead to an arrest.
-Widespread calls fraudulently claiming to be “Democratic Senate candidate Jim) Webb Volunteers”, falsely telling voters their voting location had changed.
-Fliers paid for by the Republican Party, stating “SKIP THIS ELECTION” that allegedly attempted to suppress African-American turnout.